N2 Pongola Accident: Police Arrested Truck Driver After Fleeing From Scene, At Least 21 Dies: Just recently, the truck driver who fled the scene after a horrific crash in Pongola that led at least 21 people to hand off has been arrested.
A report recently came and reported that the driver who veered the truck into a bakkie has surrendered to the police. On Friday, police launched a manhunt for the truck driver. Furthermore, police arrested the truck driver on Saturday. Now it is being reported that the driver may appear in the Pongola Magistrate Court on Monday, September 19, 2022.
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The death toll in the horror crash on the N2 highway in northern KwaZulu-Natal has risen to 21. 19 of the deceased are children, aged between 5 and 12 years. The accident happened near Pongola in the eMakhalathini area. #DStv403 #eNCA pic.twitter.com/DdTzZiDR7p
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Reportedly, the truck driver surrendered to the police on Saturday, September 17, 2022, following a call by Sipho Hlomuka of the MEC for Transport, Community Safety, and Liaison.
How many people died in the Pongola accident? According to the latest report, at least 21 people have been declared dead after the Pongola accident. Moreover, most of the 21 people were children aged between 5 and 12, died tragically when a truck head-on crashed with a bakkie on the N2 highway, between Itshelejuba and Pongola.
The driver of the truck fled the scene. The next day police arrested him. But authorities have not revealed the identity of the truck driver.
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It is expected that MEC Hlomuka may attend the court proceedings on Monday.
Hlomuka said that the arrest of the truck driver was important. May this help the families to go through the devastation of losing their family members.
The official statement reads, “His arrest is important in assisting the families to deal with the devastation of losing their relatives. We commend the police who have had to activate all systems to make sure that the driver is pressured to surrender himself. We will be there to support the people of Pongola and the families during his court appearance on Monday,”